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Definition of Slippery

Slippery

  1. Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
  2. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
  3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
  4. Liable to slip; not standing firm.
  5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.
  6. Uncertain in effect.
  7. Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.

Slippery Quotations

There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
Vladimir Nabokov

It's hard to get out of the barrel. It's slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.
Robert Downey, Jr.

Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
Earl Nightingale

Grief and memory go together. After someone dies, that's what you're left with. And the memories are so slippery yet so rich.
Mike Mills

Cunning leads to knavery. It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery.
Ovid
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Slippery Translations

slippery in Dutch is glad, ongrijpbaar, glibberig
slippery in Italian is lubrico
slippery in Latin is lubricus
slippery in Spanish is escurridizo
slippery in Swedish is glatt, slipprig, hal

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